Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman: Book Review & Giveaway

Eighty Days

Matthew Goodman’s title says it all, Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History Making Race Around the World. This is a narrative nonfiction account about the attempt by two amazing women to outdo Jules Verne and each other in 1889, at a time when women just didn’t do this kind of thing. It’s an […]

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Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman: 6 Friends Remaking Their Lives

Saturday Night Widows

Becky Aikman was on a very personal mission when she wrote Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives. This memoir chronicles her experiences as a young widow who was grieving, trying to heal and find a way to remake her life with no road map. As she used trial and error, […]

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The Zombie Survival Guide: Zombies Can’t Be Stopped or Can They?

The Zombie Survival Guide

(One of our guest reviewers, Suzy Beal, wrote this book review.) Sales of vampire and zombie books show little sign of slowing down over the last three years so, if you’re still wandering the undead-filled hallways of popular paranormal/supernatural fiction these days, you may be something of an expert on the subject by now. If […]

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2012 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books History: War & Remembrance

Book Festivals
LA Times Festival of Books

This 2012 LA Times Festival of Books session consisted of an author panel discussion about historical non-fiction, with an emphasis on war. (To order any books that interest you, simply click on the book cover.) Moderator: Diane Smith is a historian and the author of two award-winning novels, Letters from Yellowstone and Pictures from an […]

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Midnight in Peking by Paul French: Book Review & Giveaway

Midnight in Peking

We’re participating in the large Showers of Books Giveaway Hop. Thanks to the publisher’s generosity, the finished hardcopy book of Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French is our giveaway! Paul French, a historian living in Shanghai, did massive research into the […]

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Book Giveaway & Review: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

We almost never review non-fiction and never publish reviews on Sundays. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo is, however, well worth having as an exception. Katherine Boo is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and her new narrative non-fiction work has made it onto all of the […]

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